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CBC, Nov. 1, 2017
‘Not going to be a cakewalk’: Social media sites face hurdles curbing foreign political ads
Some of the ads that ran this election on social media sites mentioned the candidates but were not expressly election ads, said Richard Hasen, a political science and law professor at the University of California at Irvine. … Hasen also said it’s not clear whether the restrictions on electioneering communication by foreign entities apply on digital-only platforms. “It appears, from what little we know, most of these ads would not be illegal under current U.S. law.”

UPI, Nov. 2, 2017
New map highlights Greenland glaciers at risk of accelerated melting
“What made OMG unique compared to other campaigns is that they got right into the fjords, as close as possible to the glacier fronts,” Mathieu Morlighem, a researcher at the University of California, Irvine, said in a news release. “That’s a big help for bedrock mapping.”

Forbes, Nov. 1, 2017
Two Ways Actively Managed Funds Pay Off
First, according to a Federal Reserve Board white paper, coauthored with finance professors at the University of California at Irvine, actively managed funds can outperform passively managed funds during down markets, which, if you think about it, is when outperformance matters most to many investors.

CNN, Nov. 1, 2017
Long-term spaceflight ‘squeezes’ the brain, study says
Charles Limoli, a professor in the University of California, Irvine’s Department of Radiation Oncology who was not involved in this study, said that “nothing in these data sets suggest that space radiation was the cause of these changes in MRI signal.”

The Los Angeles Review of Books, Nov. 2, 2017
After Goudou Goudou: Ordinary Lives in Port-au-Prince
Amy Wilentz, English professor at UC Irvine, writes, “But Lavil is not just a recitation of complaint and tragedy, though those are certainly included within it. … Here, we are privy to real voices shouting about human survival in the wasteland the global economy has created, about piecing together a life filled with humanity, charity, and familial love in the midst of grinding hardship, in the care of a state whose gaze is elsewhere.”

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